Donovan McNabb says RGIII is Mike Shanahan’s scapegoat

Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb during a retirement ceremony during halftime of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Donovan McNabb’s bitterness streak is continuing. This time he is taking a shot at a former nemesis, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. McNabb predicted on FOX Sports Live that Shanahan is setting quarterback Robert Griffin III up to be the scapegoat for the poor season.

“There’s a scapegoat in every situation, and who’s the scapegoat? Robert Griffin,” McNabb said, via

He is basing this on his own personal experience with Shanahan and the Redskins.

“This is something that I’ve seen, obviously, when I was in Washington and I’ve been seeing it since I left, at what point as a head coach will you say, ‘I need to get the guys prepared. It’s my fault. We didn’t play well, I’ll make sure that we’re ready tomorrow,’” McNabb said. “This is something that’s been a problem, even since when I was there, when things go wrong.”

McNabb says Shanahan needs to take responsibility for the team’s performances and put it on his shoulders, kind of like how wide receiver Santana Moss said Griffin should. Shanahan did defend Griffin against allegations that he asked coaches to not show negative plays in film sessions.

Topics: Washington Redskins

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  • Jcp311

    Shanahan is past his prime and it’s time for him to move on.

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